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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 26 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 26 providers in this state and specialty

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Hawaii
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

14 of this provider’s 610 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

0 of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

13 of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$189 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $298 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.12M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

5,359

2014

5,390

2015

5,462

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 802

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
MEMANTINE HCL 451

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

2 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 433

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
CLOPIDOGREL 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

4 12
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

5 4
AZILECT 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

6 19
LEVETIRACETAM 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

7 2
LYRICA 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

8 10
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

9 13
TOPIRAMATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

10 9
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

11 16
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

12 36
ENTACAPONE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

13 24
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

14 39
PHENOBARBITAL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

15 27
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

15 11
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 52
NAMENDA XR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

18 5
CARBAMAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

19 28
DILANTIN* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 20 54
OXCARBAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

21 21
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

22 56
LAMOTRIGINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 6
NEUPRO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 26
PRIMIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 25 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 25
AMANTADINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 27 37
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 28 14
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.